Evanston police today are continuing their investigation of Monday’s shooting incident on Dodge Avenue that left one man dead and another injured.
Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says detectives have “some pretty good leads” but that no one is in custody yet in the case — in which two men on bicycles rode up to two men standing near the intersection of Dodge Avenue and Lyons Street about 1:30 a.m. Monday and opened fire on them.
Donte Blackwell, 23, of Niles, was shot once in the torso. He was pronounced dead at Evanston Hospital.
The second victim, a 21-year-old Evanston man, suffered non-life threatening wounds to an arm and a leg.
The nearest surveillance cameras to the shooting scene were a block away in either direction — with one at Dodge and Emerson and another at Dodge and Church, Dugan says.
The city applied for a grant last year to install more cameras along Dodge Avenue and on Church Street as part of a safe routes to school project, but Dugan says the grant proposal was not funded.
Police have continued efforts to get guns off the streets, arresting one man on Saturday and another on Sunday — both felons who Dugan says were found to have guns in their possession. But so far they haven’t located the guns used in Monday’s fatal shooting — or the people who used them.